Morning Run: Dark, wet, cold
steevc just finished a 6.66km run, that lasted for 41 minutes.
This run helped steevc burn 504.0 calories.
Description from Strava:
My legs were feeling tired yesterday after my weekend of running. I did have to run a little for the train yesterday, but it is always much harder when not in proper running gear. Today was just about getting out there. The forecast was for rain and it was accurate.
It is never fun going out when it is already raining, but I knew it would not be for long. I ought to get another waterproof jacket, but for now I was resigned to getting wet. I opted to run on paths that might be better lit than some of my routes. I was out a bit earlier than usual and so hoped to miss the crowds of kids going to school.
The dark and rain are not a great combination with glasses as those get wet and steam up, so I need to be watching out where I tread. The car headlights do not help matters. I got by without any trips anyway. On the way to Stotfold I used the cycle path, but would have been better off on the pavement (that is the footpath in the UK, not the road as in the US) that was better lit.
It was not the most fun run, but I am glad I went. On the way back I did see a few kids walking or cycling. I also saw some fellow runners, so I was not the only mad one. At this time of year you have to get out when you can to maintain your fitness.
There were so many cars out as people go to work, so I took the quieter roads through Arlesey to get home. I was pretty soaked by the time I got back. I often splash my face after a run to get some of the sweat off. There was some of that, but the warm water was welcome too. I needed to dry my hair anyway. I had breakfast and then a nice shower before I started work.
Have a great day and run free.
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About the Athlete: Older guy trying to keep fit, but still hope to go quicker.
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Athletic 👟, 6.6 is a long run and it's never easy for a person like who don't have a habit of running, i hardly can run 1 kilometer these days.
I run several times a week and have done for a few years. I was an unfit guy in his 40s when I started. You have to work on these things.
I approve greatly of this distance travelled.
I may have waited to press the button at the right time :)
The gig is up bro. Antichrist identified.
I did wonder about my strange birthmark :)
And you still do this just to stay physically fit? Thats some distance and I must commend your agility.
It wont be that easy. Besides, how do you cope with the temperatures. I heard the UK is experiencing low temperatures around this time?
That must feel great, seeing that there are other people that share your passion irrespective of the inclement whether.
I actually admire your commitment to fitness which is nice. I use to do pushups but, I have not been steady recently. maybe its time to resume and stick to a regular schedule.
Well it was 10 less than you say :) I have run for a few years and so this is no big deal.
We have normal winter temperatures now and it was above freezing. I can just add more layers as necessary to stay warm, but I don't mind the cold too much when running. I can usually wear shorts all year.
I am trying to do more pushups this year as I can't do many.
Thats quite an admirable habit. Keep it up! About the low temperatures, I think this too have become part of you for years now - although a little scary to us that have not lived through it.
Will be checking on your pushups too if you decide to write about them
Our climate may be different to yours. It's pretty mild here really.
Interesting to know. Keep up your great routine. So commendable!
When we start running again, the legs hurt for a couple of days, but gradually everything gets back to normal. Even today, when I run two to three kilometers, my legs also start to hurt. Because I haven't been running in a while, just walking around.
You need to train more :)
I totally agree with you about dark and rain. I don't wear glasses though. I can drive on ice, I can drive in snow, but worse than all of that I hate driving in the rain at night. It's just impossible to see anything!
I could go back to contact lenses I guess. I have considered having the laser fix to my eyes if it's possible with my bad sight. Glasses are a pain in various situations.
My wife recently got contacts after doing glasses for most of her life. It was actually Covid that prompted her to get them. The whole mask fogging up thing. I knew someone that had the laser surgery done and it work really well for them. It has come a long way since it first launched.
I need to read up on the state of laser surgery. My dad had new lenses implanted due to cataracts so I can go without glasses for the first time since he was a kid.
Definitely do your research. I know there are different conditions which prohibits them from doing the surgery.
Not every run is fun... sometimes you just have to get out there and get it done, so well done on that.
And as a fellow glasses wearer, I can emphasize with the problems of running in the rain. I've actually started wearing a baseball cap when it rains now, not to protect against the sun, but purely as the peak stops less rain drops hitting my glasses... might be worth a try?
I'm not a great hat wearer, but I may try that. I tend to find I don't actually get really wet too often. Sometimes I just decide it's not worth going out.
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